Japan's Studio Happy Chicken Pink Donates March Profits to Red Cross

LOS ANGELES — On the heels of the devastation caused by the earthquake and Tsunami disaster that struck Japan, Japanese production company Studio Happy Chicken has vowed to donate all of its profits to the Red Cross to aid relief and rescue efforts.

“We’d like to announce that all profits we make from global sales of our releases for the month of March will be donated directly to the Japanese Red Cross,” said Charlie Maib, owner of Studio Happy Chicken headquartered in Japan. “We are grateful that no one associated with our production company, Studio Happy Chicken Pink, was injured in the tragedy and every day our thoughts and prayers go out to those lost and struggling in the aftermath of this horrific day.”

“From a pop cultural perspective, Japan has given so much to the world,” Maib said. “Be it the films of Ozu and Kurosawa, to the music of Nobuo Umatsu and games of Shigeru Miyamoto, or even the modern day anime and manga that have become part of America's cultural lexicon. The time has come for us to pay back this great debt.”

The studio announced that “Thai Relax,” one of the company’s strongest selling titles will be released on Blu-ray on March 22 in an uncensored version, starring the gorgeous Ayaka Uchiyama. Also releasing the same day are “Chaku Ero 3” and “Samurai Boys.”

What did it feel like, when the massive earthquake struck? “I was outside at the time and the ground was like Jell-o.” Maib and his staff have given their time and efforts at the Yokota Air Base, which has become the main hub for all international relief efforts.

For all of the latest up to date information on the crisis in Japan, Studio Happy Chicken urges fans to go to the Japan Times: www.japantimes.com – the most widely read English language Japanese newspaper worldwide.